We recommend that you do NOT wash your Cimarrona items in the washer. Although the wool has been through a washer and drier in the process of preparing the wool for use in our products, it may still continue to shrink and felt if put through the agitation of washing and drying…SO…
Hand wash in a mild soap like Woolite, gently. Press the water out, then blot the excess out between layers of a towel. Then, lay flat to allow to dry. The woolagins can be cleaned the same way.
Sunset on Beech Mountain
Right now I am on a road trip with several friends and staying on Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Today we headed over to the town of Blowing Rock, in the next few days we will head over to Asheville and Boone. A trip to the Penland School of Crafts is in the works as well. It has been great to be in a land of inspiring natural beauty and to see the part of our country with such a long and rich heritage of craftmaking. Today I bought a piece of pottery at Traditions Pottery at Blowing Rock, there 6 generations of potters sell their work. It was one stop on what in turing out to be a wonderful and inspiring trip.
Recently I was watching a documentary on TV and the soundtrack was wonderful. The show was 180 degrees South. I found the soundtrack and have been listening to it since. If you get a chance check it out and listen to the likes of Ugly Casanova, Mason Jennings and Jack Johnson. I listen to it almost everyday in the studio.
I don’t want to wish a day away- but I’m ready to launch into 2013. I have had a great 2012 with lots of new things added to the Cimarrona line, but I’ve been playing around with some ideas that at this point are just sketches. And while the hooty hoot hats and woolagin guys and girls will be first to get restocked- I am eager to explore these ideas: pillows and other home dec items that use the woolagin characters, applique and reverse applique, collage and fiber mixed media worked into encaustic (wax) pieces. Learning to weld, and working with steel and some found metals to create bottle trees for the garden and my studio.